Massage Therapy is a hands-on
manipulation of the
soft tissues of the body, specifically, the
connective tissues, tendons, ligaments and joints. Massage therapy
health and well-being by acting on the muscular, nervous, and circulatory
Physical function can be developed, maintained and improved and
physical dysfunction and
pain can be relieved or prevented through soft tissue manipulation.
been a global endeavor; people from around the world contributed
knowledge base. Over many years new styles have developed as research
has shown the
positive effects of therapeutic massage.
therapists are trained healthcare professionals specializing in
tissue assessment and treatment to help individuals take an active
role in being
healthy and adopting practices that enhance health.
proven form of body work that uses the rhythm of another body system
to enhance body functioning, and help alleviate pain and discomfort.
The craniosacral system consists of membranes and cerebrospinal
fluid that surround and protect the brain and spinal cord. Since
this vital system influences the development and performance of
the brain and spinal cord, an imbalance or restriction in it could
potentially cause any number of sensory, motor or neurological disabilities.
is a gentle method of detection and correction to dissipate these
negative effects of stress on your central nervous system.
Fascia is a
thin sheath-like layer of connective tissue that surrounds everything
body creating a three dimensional, interconnecting living body suit.
and/or years of improper posture can cause the fascial layers to
become dehydrated and
adherent to one another. This in turn limits segmental movement
of the body causing less
space for the body to breath, grow and repair. This places stress
on other soft tissues
which begin to compensate resulting in increased pain and decreased
is a dry massage technique used to remove restrictions within the
superficial to deep fascial sleeves and is performed with light
to deep pressure.
Craniosacral information used courtesy of Upledger
Institute Inc. © 2005